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Alliance For The Great Lakes
Contact: Sarah Neville, Stewardship Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: September Adopt-A-Beach Event
A Just Harvest
Contact: Patti Thomas, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Serving in the Community Kitchen, Community Organizing, Mentoring Young Adults, & General opportunities.
Contact: Adam Hammond, Director of Education
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteer Instructor Helper, Develop Curriculum for Kids, & Develop Curriculum for Adults.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Chicago
Contact: Alicia Pernaw. Volunteer & Family Processing Specialist
Volunteer Opportunities: Community Based Mentoring - volunteer matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age for a minimum of one year, meeting 2 to 4 times a month. Site Based Mentoring - volunteers matched w/child between 7 & 14 years of age & attend weekly meetings at a designated site or program. Must have own car & driver's license.
Background check required
Broadway Youth Center (BYC)
Contact: Tanya Fink, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, Brown Elephant Resale Shop, BYC Drop-in Youth Worker, BYC Health Educator, Clinic Based Counselor, Medical Records, Outreach Administrative, Street Outreach, Food Pick-Up/Delivery, Special Event Opportunities, & Walk-in Clinic Greeter.
Casa Central (Youth Opportunities Unlimited)
Contact: Alexis Macias, Service Project Development Leader
Volunteer Opportunities: Working with children and teens, tutoring/mentoring in the "Learning and Serving" program, joining older adults in activities, sharing a special talent or skill, arranging the clothing boutique at La Posada - our interim housing program for homeless families.
Mentorship Opportunities: ServiceWorks Success Coaches for experienced professionals working with 16 - 24 year olds "Service Scholars" either 1 on 1 or in groups to get them ready for college. Skills Training (Curriculum) Facilitator.
Chicago Children's Museum
Contact: LaWanda May
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative, All-In-One, Arts Learning, Community Connections, Early Learning Administration & Programs, Family Programs, Guest Connections, Kraft Free Family Night, Special Events, & Student Workshops.
Internship Opportunities: Fall Internships filled, Winter/Spring will be posted in December.
Chicago HOPES for Kids
Contact: Patricia Rivera
Volunteer Opportunities: Tutors for K-8th Grade Students, Literacy Program Summer 2015, Site Coordinator, & Enrichment Volunteer.
Children's Oncology Services
Contact: Jill Kulbok Carlson
Volunteer Opportunities: Program Volunteer, Summer Camp Volunteer & Event Volunteer.
Internship Opportunities: Programmatic (learning what it takes to operate a camp for kids with cancer, volunteer management, & community outreach) & Development (learning how a non-profit organization operates, how to write a grant, how to plan a fundraising event, & how to make programs possible for kids with cancer).
Cornerstone Community Outreach (CCO)
Contact: Charlene Stephens, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 773-506-6396 ext 16
Volunteer Opportunities: Painting Projects, Organizing Our Free Store, Serving Meals, Distributing Groceries.
Internship Opportunities: Culinary, Case-Work, Maintenance, Office, Volunteer Coordinator, Life Skills, Grant Writing.
DuPage Children's Museum
Email: Volunteer Coordinator, email@example.com
Phone: 630-637-8000 ext 4680
Volunteer Opportunities: Play Assistant, Museum Assistant, Art Studio, Visitors Services, Maintenance, & Administrative
Internship Opportunities: Art Programming, Development, Early Childhood, Event Planning, Exhibit Design, Graphic Design, Marketing, Membership, Birthday Parties & Rentals, & Volunteer Management.
Background Check Required: Background check policy
Volunteer Opportunities: Working in Children & Family Center Kitchen, Reading to Children, Working with Intellectually & Developmentally Disabled Individuals, & Maintenance.
Contact: Office of Communication
Internship Opportunities: intern programs
Gads Hill Center
Contact: Bryan Stokes, Program Director
Phone: 312-226-0963 ext 225
Volunteer Opportunities: Club Learn Tutor, Club Learn Aide, Child Development Center Program Assistant
Mentor Opportunties: Mentor for New Horizons with Middle School Students & Tutor Mentors for Teen Connection with College Bound Youths.
Girls in the Game
Contact: Meg Horgan
Volunteer Opportunties: Girls in the Game After-School, Tutor/Homework Help, Saturday Days of Play,
GameDays: One-Day Events, Sports and Leadership Summer Camp, Special Events, Technical Support, & Special Interests.
Internship Opportunities: Unpaid Full & Part-Time - Programming (Elementary, Middle or High School Level), Development, & Marketing/Communications.
HandsOn Suburban Chicago
Contact: Brandon Massey, Schools Program Manager
Volunteer Opportunities: After-School Tutors, In-school Tutors, Adult Literacy Tutors, Grant Researcher/Writing Assistance, Clerical Assistance, Youth Mentors, & Marketing Communications.
Contact: Kayleigh Avello, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support at Hospice Advantage Office, Running Errands & Chores, Providing Comfort Care to Hospice Patients & Familiy Members, & Visiting Hospice Patients in Hospitals.
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights
Contact: Celina Villanueava, NADP/Youth Engagement Program Manager
Internship Opportunities: Politics, Organizing, Policy, Immigrant Family Resource Program, New Americans Initiative & Neighbor-to-Neighbor, Communications, & Development.
Instituto Del Progreso Latino
Contact: Juanita Negrete
Volunteer Opportunities: Administrative Support, High School Mentor with AVID, & Volunteer Services Support.
Junior Achievement of Chicago
Volunteer Opportunities: Classroom Volunteer, Capstone Volunteer, After School & Summer Programs.
Kohl Children's Museum
Contact: Development Office
Volunteer Opportunities: Assistants to Help in Adventures in Art Exhibit, Exhibit Experience Opportunities, Birthday Party Concierge, & Membership Renewal/Recruitment Associate.
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Counter Work, Restock Pantry & Sort Clothing.
Marillac St. Vincent Family Services
Contact: Amber Boyd & Mital Lyons-Warren, Volunteer Coordinators
Phone: (773) 584-3212
Volunteer Opportunities: Food Pantry, Community Garden, Working with Senior Citizens, Working with Kids, & Computer Lab.
National Runaway Safeline
Contact: Becca Bowlin, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Crisis Line Workers, Administrative Support, & Street Team.
Internship Opportunities: Work-Study & Internships for those in Social Service Programs.
New Moms, Inc.
Contact: Emily White Hodge
Volunteer Opportunities: Receptionist, APD Job Search Assistant, Donation Distribution, Volunteer Work Floor Support, Lunch Monitoring, Donation Drive Coordinator, Delivery & Pick-Up, Candle Production Assistance, Special Events, Child Care, Professional Speaker, & Photographer.
Internship Opportunities: Bright Endeavors Social Enterprise Intern.
Partnerships in Education & Service (P.I.E.S)
Contact: Karen Roth
Volunteer Opportunities: June Service Trip to Genola Migrant Head Start Community Center in Genola, Utah, August Service Trip to New Orleans, Louisana, and August Service Trip to New York TBD.
Project CARE Plus: Bensenville School District
Contact: Lisa Simoncelli, Larissa Schwarz, Sue Vitale, Laura Butz
Phone: 630-766-2602 ext. 4101
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentoring & Tutoring After School Program.
Saint Joseph Services
Contact: James Escortt, Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: One-on-One tutoring, After School Mentoring, Tutoring Adult Students, ESL tutors, Tutoring Adults in Computers, Enhance Professional Skills in Marketing, Web Design, & Photography/Videography.
SCARCE: School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education
Contact: Kay McKeen
Time Commitment: Long term, short term, and 1 day projects
Volunteer Opportunties: Fall Recycling Extravaganzaz, Book Rescue, Tools for Schools, Super Crayons, Office & Data Entry, Concierge.
Su Casa Catholic Worker Community
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Opportunities: Part-Time & Live In Internships (Part Time, 3/4 Time, & Full Time)
Wheeling Township Food Pantry
Contact: Craig Wleklinski
Volunteer Opportunities: Meals on Wheels & Food Pantry Assistant
Background Check Required & Long Term Commitment Preferred (Once a Week)
Y.O.U (Youth Organization Umbrella)
Contact: Tara Dolan
Phone: 847-866-1200 ext 232
Available Opportunities: After School Tutors, Mentorships, Internships, Work Study, & Impact Fellows for 2015/2016.
Long Term Volunteer Opportunities
Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
Contact: John Hosteny (Illinois Office)
Serving in the United States
Paid Volunteer Programs: AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, AmeriCorps NCCC, FEMA Corps, & Senior Corps.
Contact: Rok Teasley
Volunteer Opportunities: Peace Corps (2 Years Commitment), Peace Corps Response (3 to 12 Month Commitment), Global Health Service Partnership (1 Year Commitment), Graduate Program for Volunteers (Combine Service & Master Degree Program).
The Volunteer Bay
Contact: Pedro Carrera
Serving Abroad in Ecuador, Nepal, & Thailand
Volunteer Opportunties: Teaching English minimum commitment 3, 4, or 12 weeks; Social Development minimum commitment 2, 3, or 12 weeks; Animal Care & Rescue minimum commitment 1 or 4 weeks; Conservation & Sustainability minimum commitment 2, 4, or 12 weeks.